Bayona-Gibraltar

  • On and on ...

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      • Povoa de Varzim

    It looked quite nice from the sea but even though the wind is now about 10-12 m/s I don't feel like staying.

    Got a pizza again last night - this time with Danish Mozzarella! The Portuguese Italian was very proud ...

    I'm a little worried about going out now because of the wind but the trip is only about 15 nm so I should be able to manage even if it gets rough.

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    Leixões before the lightning

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      • Leixões

    Whoa! Made it in just in time. The wind didn't exceed 12 m/s on the trip but that was enough to keep my attention focused on the sailing.

    As I approached Leixões thunder weather neared me from ahead. It looked really nasty and I could see the lightning on the horizon. I just fastened one robe to the quay when a loud bang rang out. Then the rain started pouring and the power was cut in the marina.

    I believe it's what you would call just-in-time-sailing.

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    Leixões and Porto

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      • Leixões

    Leixões marina is situated right in the middle of the industrial harbour. That does NOT add positively to the atmosphere. However I did find a very nice shopping centre? Oh yes, nice shopping centres do exist when you are stuck in traffic, desperate to get out of the rainsoaked wet, crowded bus.

    In Leixões I also discovered that Portugal is on a different time zone! I only took me about a week ...

    Loa Arrived on Friday and she is staying until next Friday and hopefully we'll make it close to Lisboa before then.

    Yesterday we went driving around the countryside and ... well the Portuguese doesn't think too much of road signs. At least the don't use the in a frequently manner like I'm used to, so we spent about 3-4 hours finding our way from Porto to Leixões - a distance of appx. 5 km. But we got to see Porto and it's absolutely digable. At least the old part is really interesting and quite different from the architecture I've seen so far. It's nice - I could see my self in a house alongside the river.

    Anyway now we're heading for Figueira Da Foz or whatever we're up for. There doesn't seem to be any wind, so I don't know how far we'll get.

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    No marina in Aveiro

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      • Aveiro

    Aveiro does not have a marina for yachts but nearby is a small confinement perfect for anchoring. That's where we are now.

    We didn't feel like getting into Fig Da Foz and it's renowned crosscurrents too late so we decided to just go halfway and just spend the night here.

  • Out of season

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      • Aveiro

    This place is as dead as it gets. I suppose it's better in the summer but at this time of year it's just hibernating.

    We'll continue towards Fig Da Foz as soon as I manage to pull the anchor up ... it's stuck.